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Monday Motivation - Giving that old Candle a Facelift!!!
For some of you, this technique is not new, but I'm hoping it will remind you how easy this is and what a great gift this would make for any occasion.
Some of you live in parts of the country that when you look at the landscape around you, you see the beautiful colors of reds, golds greens and browns that God has painted. Here in Central Florida, my palms are still green and my summer flowers are still blooming. While driving around, I will see a cluster of trees with shades of yellow and gold, but to get the true fall color palette I must create it myself.
For my project you will need:
Hair Dryer or Embossing Heat Gun
When you find the photo you would like to use on your candle, print it using regular white ink jet paper. Trim off excess paper around your photo.
Take your photo and place it where you would like it to be on your candle. Then, take the wax paper and wrap around the candle on top of the photo. Secure the wax paper with a rubber band on top and one towards the bottom. The wax from the paper will melt to infuse your photo to your candle.
With your heat gun (or blow dryer on high), slowly and evenly go over your photo. Keep your tool about 2 inches away and don't stay in one place too long. As the wax melts, you will see your photo get darker (shinier) letting you know that area is done. When you remove the wax paper and you see an area that is not infused, just put a piece of wax paper over it and heat until set.
When I did my candle, I did melt a small section near the tip of the photo. I was not concerned because I knew my embellishments would cover it. For those that know me, they know my saying is 'there are no mistakes'.lol..
You are now ready to add ribbon, flowers or whatever you would like to give your candle that one of a kind look.
I apologize for not having photos showing the steps. After I did my project, it wasn't until bed time that I realized I had forgotten to do something. If you have any questions, please ask and I will be more than happy to help you make a project you will love sharing.
Hear is my finished candle ready to display on my dining room table.
I would like to thank BettyBee for the beautiful fall photo that I used on my candle.
Roe, it was my pleasure providing the picture, because it meant that I had a fabulous trip up through the mountains of Tennessee a couple of weeks ago, and got to enjoy the beautiful leaves in person! OK, crafters, be sure to be here on Wednesday to see the HoneyBee Showcase, and see how the rest of the gals did their candles!
It's time for Sweet Treats! BLOG CANDY!!!! We promised a treat for you tonight.... NO TRICK! We are so delighted to be starting our new Bee Hive, and having all of our friends come over, that we want to offer some goodies to play with. This is a fun fall package, and I've even added a set of the cute little tole painted candy corn. I know you will get them after Halloween, but I hope you'll enjoy them anyway!
HOW TO BE CONSIDERED: It's going to be easy (Like everything else we do!) Just leave us a comment or two, (or ten!) and if you post a project, or become a follower, that would be really nice, too. We'll count them all up, and put them in a bonnet, and draw a winner! We'll choose a winner on Monday night, November 15th (really late, so you can comment on that day's Monday Motivation!!!). Any questions?
PS. Don't forget that we have a link from Thur. for you to post your Halloween Costume photos! We want to see them, and they count toward the blog candy, too!!!
Happy Crafting ~
BettyBee and the HoneyBees